Wheeling Island Historic District

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Wheeling Island Historic District
Wheeling Island.jpg
Wheeling Island, December 2006
Wheeling Island Historic District is located in West Virginia
Wheeling Island Historic District
Wheeling Island Historic District is located in the US
Wheeling Island Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Stone, Front, North, Ontario, Erie and Wabash Sts., Wheeling, West Virginia
Coordinates 40°4′17″N 80°43′57″W / 40.07139°N 80.73250°W / 40.07139; -80.73250Coordinates: 40°4′17″N 80°43′57″W / 40.07139°N 80.73250°W / 40.07139; -80.73250
Area 370 acres (150 ha)
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman, Italianate, Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 92000320[1]
Added to NRHP April 2, 1992

Wheeling Island Historic District is a national historic district located on Wheeling Island in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia. The district includes 1,110 contributing buildings, 5 contributing sites, 2 contributing structures, and 3 contributing objects. It is a largely residential district consisting of two-story, frame detached dwellings built in the mid- to late-19th and early-20th century, including the Irwin-Brues House (1853) and a number of houses on Zane Street. The houses are representative of a number of popular architectural styles including Bungalow, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival. Notable non-residential contributing properties include the Exposition Building (1924), Thompson United Methodist Church (1913-1915), Madison School (1916), firehouse (1930-1931), the Bridgeport Bridge (1893), the Aetnaville Bridge (1891), "The Marina," Wheeling Island Baseball Park, and "Belle Island Park." It includes the separately listed Wheeling Suspension Bridge, Harry C. and Jessie F. Franzheim House, and John McLure House.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Patricia A. Sands (September 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Wheeling Island Historic District" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 

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All of the following are located in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV: